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Former East Dorset District Council accounts

The statement of accounts shows the financial performance of the former East Dorset District Council and details our finances. Our accounts are prepared in accordance with CIPFA/LASAAC Code of Practice on local authority accounting in the United Kingdom as required by regulation 8 of the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015.

Audited statement of accounts

External audit - notice of appointment of auditor from 2018/19

Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the council must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its local auditor.

For audits of accounts from 1 April 2018, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. The former East Dorset District Council opted into this arrangement.

On 14 December 2017, the PSAA Board approved the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of the former East Dorset District Council for a period of five years, covering the accounts from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023.

This appointment is made under Regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.

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